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Origin of autoimmune disease
Words nearby autoimmune disease
Example sentences from the Web for autoimmune disease
The cause was complications from Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease, said her daughter Maura Geddes.Marie Mongan, champion of hypnobirthing, dies at 86|Olesia Plokhii|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
After Beth Ann died, of a rare autoimmune disease in 2015, Laura told her of the wall display of videotapes in their mother’s home, documenting each screen credit, whether in “Wreck-It Ralph” or “The Larry Sanders Show.”
Millions of people have been vaccinated at this point, “including some who probably had autoimmune disease, and there’s been no systematic reporting of problems,” Marrack said.Are the coronavirus vaccines safe for someone with cancer, dementia or MS?|Judith Graham|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
People who come to our platform are often triggered by a chronic or autoimmune disease, the search for an alternative solution, or the desire to engage in preventative health.The founder who decided to to stop fundraising and instead hold onto her equity|Rachel King|January 24, 2021|Fortune
Auto-antibodies that recognize cell membrane molecules called phospholipids can cause an autoimmune disease called antiphospholipid syndrome, or APS.
Without it, they say, the disease would surely kill her within two years.
He beat his illness twice, wrote about his battles with the disease, and continued broadcasting even as his health was failing.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was a reminder that, as Beyoncé once sang, “Perfection is the disease of a nation,” and her family is hardly flawless.Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
World peace, religious tolerance, and an end to global poverty, hunger, and disease.
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.
In disease, the amount of solids depends mainly upon the activity of metabolism and the ability of the kidneys to excrete.
Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe: evil spreads as necessarily as disease.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
As a rule, however, persistent glycosuria is diagnostic of diabetes mellitus, of which disease it is the essential symptom.
Here they are seldom abundant, but their constant presence is the most reliable urinary sign of the disease.
The darkness, or rather the general misapprehension, which prevails on this subject, is a frightful source of disease and misery.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Medical definitions for autoimmune disease
Scientific definitions for autoimmune disease
A Closer Look
A wide variety of disorders are classified as autoimmune diseases, ranging from systemic lupus erythematosus to type I diabetes, and many other disorders are suspected of having an autoimmune component. Autoimmune diseases can thus affect a wide variety of bodily tissues and processes, such as the skin, liver, kidneys, or other organs, or the chemical reactions essential to metabolism. Each disease has a characteristic set of autoantibodies (antibodies that attack normal cells or structures in the body itself). In some of these diseases, the autoantibodies that are produced actually cause the tissue and organ damage. In other cases, the antibodies are considered to be characteristic markers of the disease but do not cause disease themselves. It is thought that the autoantibodies are generated by an immunologic reaction with bodily proteins, but the reasons that a specific set of bodily proteins should provoke an immune response that results in disease remain obscure. The genetic makeup of the individual, environmental influences, and infectious disease organisms may all contribute to a person's susceptibility to autoimmune disease. For reasons that are not clear, the prevalence of many autoimmune diseases is much higher in women than in men. Recently there have been dramatic improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disorders. New tests for diagnostically important autoantibodies have been discovered. Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation, and anticancer drugs that kill rapidly dividing cells are used to deplete activated cells in the immune system. The most promising new drugs consist of genetically engineered monoclonal antibodies that block just one part of the immune system. By selectively shutting down the part of the immune system involved in the autoimmune response, the drugs allow some people to see dramatic improvement in their symptoms with minimal side effects.
Cultural definitions for autoimmune disease
A disease in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues, leading to the deterioration and in some cases to the destruction of such tissue.